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William H. Eidtson, EdD

Title(s):
Instructor in Medical Education

Additional Titles/Positions/Affiliations:
Director, Learning Support & Student Accessibility Services

Department(s):
Medical Education

Education:
Columbia University, Doctor of Education (2013)
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Master of Science (2001)
New College of Florida, Bachelor of Arts (1997)

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Biography:

William Eidtson is Director of the Offices of Academic Skills and Student Accessibility Services at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. In his academic skills role, Bill coaches and advises students in evidence-based strategies and techniques aimed at making them successful learners throughout medical school and beyond. This includes coaching in time management, study strategies, test-taking, and wellness. He also oversees Geisel’s peer tutoring program and conducts faculty development workshops on various teaching and learning topics. As director of accessibility services, Bill works to ensure that all students can access Geisel’s learning environment and educates faculty and staff about the vital role of disability services in medical education. His current research explores the connections between modifiable behaviors and academic performance, as well as the intersections of learning support and universal design.

Prior to joining Geisel, Bill was Director of Faculty and Staff Development at the NYU College of Dentistry (NYUCD). He served as Executive Director of NYUCD’s Academy of Distinguished Educators, of which he was elected a lifetime fellow for his leadership and exceptional contributions to teaching and learning at the College. He holds a doctorate in education from Teachers College, Columbia University as well as degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and New College of Florida.


Selected Publications:

 

  • McAndrew M, Eidtson WH, Pierre GC, Gillespie CC. Creating an objective structured teaching examination to evaluate a dental faculty development program. J Dent Educ. 2012 Apr;76(4):461-71. (view details on MedLine)

  • Eidtson W, Shoop G, Stebbins C, Brandon AJ, Albright A. An in‐house disability compliance workshop for health science programs. Disability Compliance for Higher Education. 2018 Jun;23(11): 6-7. doi:10.1002/dhe.30452